July 2018 Enforcement

Nevada Cites Linen Company for Amputation and Other Machinery Hazards

Nevada

Nevada OSHA issued three citations and $84,000 in penalties to Brady Linen Services, LLC in North Las Vegas for exposing workers to amputation and struck-by hazards from moving machinery. Inspectors discovered that the company had disabled safety switches on automatic towel folding machines. The company also failed to provide machine guarding on conveyor belts, exposing workers to caught-in and amputation hazards.

“The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Act was created in order to “assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the State safe and healthful working conditions”. OSHA is expending every effort to make this goal a reality, but we cannot do it without your continuing help and support. Therefore, we are providing you with this information so that you can help us help you. This information is also designed to explain the options available to you and is part of our ongoing program to promote cooperation among labor, management, and government.”

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Steve Polich
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